Best Daily Fantasy Football Plays for Cash Games – 2019 Week 3
By Ha Kung Wong
In the second half of 2018, we were over 80% for cash lineups and so far we’re 90% in 2019! And we’re back with more Daily Fantasy Football advice for Cash Games for Week 3!
As usual, before we get to winning you bragging rights (and DFS cash), remember, the point of this article is not just to give you one or two lineups for each site, it’s to give you examples of a few POSSIBLE lineups. Getting exposure to a few different lineups is always a good idea, so don’t forget to mix and match additional lineups from my suggestions below. Trust me, it’s a lot more fun that way AND you’ll improve your chances of cashing!
Let’s get to winning you some CASH in Week 3 of the 2019 NFL season!
Cash Games, for those who don’t know, are essentially the lowest risk games. They include “50/50” games, in which half the entrants win about 1.8x the entry fee, and “Double Ups”, in which slightly less than half the entrants win 2x the entry fee.
Since there’s so many different sites, and I can’t cover them all, I’ve decided to cover just the most popular sites, including Fan Duel, Draft Kings and Yahoo! Daily Fantasy.
First of all, as a general rule for 50/50 Cash Games, there’s a basic target of points per salary cap spent that you’d like to look for:
- For Fan Duel try to target at least 2 fantasy points per $1000 spent.
- For Draft Kings, try to target at least 2.5 fantasy points per $1000 spent.
- For Yahoo! Daily Fantasy, try to target at least 0.6-0.7 fantasy points per $1 spent.
Remember, this article is not focused on GPP (Tournament) Games, JUST Cash Games. Feel free to use a few of these suggested players as a base when constructing a GPP lineup, but you’ll have to take some chances on a few low cost, upside players as well.
And this year, I’m trying something different. I’m going to provide you with a few sample lineups on each site and give you a few notes to consider. You’re welcome. 🙂
So, without further to do, here are my suggestions for the Best Daily Fantasy Football Plays for Cash Games for Week 3 contests, along with they’re prices on Fan Duel (“FD”), Draft Kings (“DK”) and Yahoo! Daily Fantasy (“Y!”).
- There’s so many injuries, that I don’t think there any clear cut free squares this week. But there are a bunch of guys I like due to injuries on their team, including Raheem Mostert (due to the Tevin Coleman injury), Chris Thompson (if you’re playing on a Monday Night slate due to the Derrius Guice injury), and Randall Cobb (due to the Mike Gallup injury).
- There are ridiculous number of replacement QBs stepping in under center in Week 3, but I’m not inclined to take a chance any of them in a cash game. However, if you must roll the dice, Kyle Allen might be your man as he priced at the QB minimum on all sites and he’s up against an awful Arizona defense that has allowed a total of 657 passing yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions, as well as 142 rush yards. Allen was solid in Week 17 last year at New Orleans and might be worthy of punt this week as well.
- And although Allen will be starting, I still like Greg Olsen as he’s been the 2nd highest fantasy scoring TE in PPR over the first two weeks. And the highest scoring TE in Weeks 1 and 2 each faced the Cardinals. Now Olsen faces the Cardinals. And he’s a TE. You do the math.
- With Devin Singletary ruled out, I like Frank Gore after he came off a solid 19 carries for 68 rush yards and a touchdown, plus two receptions for 15 receiving yards, against the Giants. Now he faces the Bengals who have allowed the most Fantasy points to opposing running backs so far this year.
- It’s the Cowboys turn to destroy the Dolphins this weekend. They’re 22.5 point favorites with a 47.5 estimated total points, which means that the Cowboys are supposed to put up 35 points. Guess who’s going to get a huge piece of that? The ageless Dak Prescott, Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper is who, and you already know I also like Cobb for value. And I love the Dallas Defense, who should have a field day against the hapless tanking Dolphins. I mean, did you see what the Patriots did to them? I wouldn’t be surprised if that happened again.
- The Baltimore Ravens @ Kansas City Chiefs game has the highest total estimated points (52.5) in Week 3 with the Chiefs having a mediocre defense but having one of the best offenses in the league followed closely by the Ravens. Of course I’m on board with both the Chiefs offense, including the usuals in Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce, Sammy Watkins but also with Tyreek Hill out and what we saw in Week 2, Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson. And I’m big time in on the Raven offense with Lamar Jackson (who’s won me cash two weeks in a row), Marquise Brown, Mark Andrews and Mark Ingram. The Chiefs defense is only ranked 16th overall per DVOA and just 17th against the run.
- And with Damien Williams ruled out, and LeSean McCoy likely to play through an injury, I now like Darwin Thompson as an RB punt in the high scoring Ravens v. Chiefs match-up.
- The Eagles don’t look right, but injuries to both Alshon Jeffery and Desean Jackson opens the door for a ton of targets for Zach Ertz. I like him based on volume alone. The Eagles have allowed 601 passing yards so far in two games, so 250-300 yards in Week 3 is a reasonable expectation and they have to go to someone.
- Keenan Allen has one of the league’s largest target shares through two weeks, particularly without Hunter Henry and Melvin Gordon (a whopping 42%). I don’t see why that would stop in Week 3 versus a high-powered Houston offense that should require the Chargers to keep passing the ball.
- Through two games, Calvin Ridley has 12 catches for 169 yards and two touchdowns on 16 targets. The Colts come into this game No. 7 in Fantasy points allowed to opposing receivers, so feel free to fire up Ridley, or Julio Jones if you have cap space to burn.
- John Brown has 14 catches for 195 yards and a touchdown on 18 targets over his first two games with the Bills and now face the struggling Bengals who couldn’t contain the likes of Deebo Samuel and Marquise Goodwin in Week 2. Giddy-up.
- Target haven’t been consistent for Tyler Lockett, as he went from 2 targets to a career high 12 targets from Week 1 to Week 2. But he still had fantasy goodness in both weeks due to a touchdown in Week 1. Translation: I think Lockett will continue to get his against the Saints who have shown little ability to contain opposing receivers. Which means I also like playing DK Metcalf this week.
- Aaron Jones is still sharing touches with Jamaal Williams, but he’s clearly the better back. He managed 116 yards on 23 carries along with a touchdown in Week 2, catching 4 of 6 targets for 34 receiving yards. He now gets to face a Denver defense that has allowed rookie RBs to score TDs in consecutive weeks.
- With James White out for the birth of his baby, Sony Michel gets a huge share of the carries against the feeble Jets defense. He’s worth a shot now if you want to mix it up, and Rex Burkhead is worth a shot if you need to save cap space.
Patriots’ RB James White is out today vs. Jets, per sources. White’s wife is expected to give birth.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 22, 2019
Good luck everyone, and I hope you all win DFS Cash in Week 2!